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  1. New Zealand
  2. Otago
  3. Queenstown
  4. Lake Wakatipu

From Queenstown: Milford Sound Small Group Tour and Cruise

Product ID: 208836
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Soak up the stunning landscapes of Fiordland on this fully guided one day tour. Get up close to nature on board a Milford Sound cruise and on some beautiful short bush and waterfall walks. Choose to upgrade to a scenic flight back to Queenstown.
About this activity
Duration 13 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English

Pickup included

Hotel pickups start 20 minutes before the tour time. Please check your pickup time in the tour information to ensure you do not miss your pickup. You will be picked up in a 12 or 7 seater minibus with the local partner's sign on it. Hotel pickup points and times: • 6:15 AM - Heritage hotel, Mercure hotel • 6:20 AM - Crowne Plaza, Hotel St Moritz, Rydges Lakeland Resort • 6:25 AM - Novotel Queenstown Lakeside, Base Backpackers, YHA Central, Nomads Backpackers • 6:25 AM - Queenstown Central pickup point (47-49 Shotover Street, Queenstown) • 6:30 AM - Scenic Hotel, Copthorne hotel, Heartland hotel, Millennium hotel, Rees hotel • 6.45 AM - 6:55 AM - Frankton Bus Station (near Queenstown airport) • 6:50 AM - 7:00 AM - Hilton hotel and resort • 8:30 AM - Te Anau central pickup point (124 Town Center, Te Anau)
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Travel through the mind blowing Homer Tunnel and emerge to see Milford Sound
  • See native wildlife up close including the infamous Kea bird, seals, and maybe even dolphins
  • Enjoy a fully guided drive through the rugged wilderness of Fiordland
  • Feel the spray of mighty waterfalls from the deck of your cruise boat
Full description
Fall in love with New Zealand’s nature on a fully guided, intimate day tour to the world-renowned Milford Sound. Take a minibus with no more than 11 people through stunning terrain and admire the views of Lake Wakatipu, Devil’s Staircase and the lake-side town of Te Anau. Take in the majestic mountains of Fiordland, Mirror Lakes and The Chasm during multiple stops along the way. Keep your camera close for multiple photo opportunities and spotting of Kea birds, the world’s largest alpine parrot.

Towards the end of the drive, travel through the almost mile-long Homer Tunnel, emerging as the valley descends sharply down to Milford Sound, with its hundreds of waterfalls cascading into crystal clear waters. 

Get up close to nature on board a Go Orange Milford Sound Cruise, included in your tour price.

After the cruise, begin the journey back to Queenstown, stopping along the way to take short walks up to waterfalls.  After your tour, you will be conveniently dropped off back at your accommodation.Or choose to add on an optional return scenic flight to Queenstown from Milford (additional cost).
Includes
  • Go Orange Milford Sound Cruise
  • Refreshments
  • Scenic drive
  • Professional guided tour
  • Entertainment during drive
  • Multiple stops to purchase food, souvenirs or take photos
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Return scenic flight Milford to Queenstown

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
Know before you go
• Children under 5 years old are required to travel in a child safety car seat and if you do not have a car seat you can rent one from the local partner for $50 per child but you must give 24 hours notice
• There are no ATMs in Milford Sound so you must bring cash or an EFTPOS or credit card to purchase lunch and souvenirs
• This is a small group tour by minivan
• It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes because there will be some walking on your tour
• The weather in Milford Sound can be unpredictable so it is recommended to bring clothing for all weathers including a rain or wind jacket
Organized by

Cheeky Kiwi Travel

Product ID: 208836